Pentax *ist DS is a digital SLR camera produced by Pentax. It produces a 6.1 megapixel resolution image. As with other Pentax DSLRs, it uses the Pentax KAF bayonet mount and can use older lenses using the KA-mount without limitations. Original K mount lenses with adapter and M42 screw-mount lenses can be used in manual mode by selecting a menu option. Center-weighted metering, aperture priority and focus indication are maintained even with adapter mounted lenses. When using non-auto aperture lenses, a press of the AE-L button with the camera in manual mode will meter the scene and set the shutter speed. It has TTL-mode (not only P-TTL) for external flash. This allows the photographer to use cheaper TTL flashes. Unlike red-eye reduction pre-flash, the P-TTL pre-flash for metering purposes fires only a brief moment before the main flash.
Lens: SMC Pentax DA 1:3.5-5.6 18-55 AL. Shutter speeds: 30 s -1/4000s. Viewfinder- pentaprism, 95%, 0.95x. Flash: built-in, hot shoe.